Or maybe they cut the prize in half because the last driver was garbage and no one bought it (at retail price). Who knows.
I keep hearing about how the Triton was an awful driver but how many people actually tried it. I know I did not so I cannot comment on the quality.
Yes it did not sell well but that has more to do with brand bias than actual performance.
As a tech/CG/launch/spin/ball speed geek I get annoyed at the reality (as shown in the show) that a lot of people don't care about any of that and just want looks and sound.
I want them to cover things like amount of CG movement with each weight system, changes in launch/spin, any face tech or design features designed to retain ball speed, hosel adustability, etc.. With the golf spy guys guest judging, I wanted to see talk about CG/neutral axis positioning since they pretty much broke that code and provide it for current driver designs.
Otherwise it's just a beauty contest.
A friend of mine owned it for a while and liked it and didn't get rid of it until the Callaway Rogue Sub Zero came out.
It was LOUD. My friend later put some hot melt in it to muffle the noise.
The alignment stripe just reeks of bush league. Any golfer worth their salt knows that an alignment aid doesn't help much with the driver. Having said that, I didn't mind the look of the stripe, but it's just one of those things where the marketing is that it helps you aim better and you're just like 'yeah, okay...whatever.'
The big issue I had with the Triton was the hooded face. I personally couldn't stop pull-hooking the thing. But, my friend prefers a hooded face driver so he really liked it. But, he also got the Triton for cheap.
I just think this season is far better than season 1. The final four driver designs all brought something interesting and new to the table from a performance/adjustability standpoint. If I had to go with 1 winner, I'm thinking it's the Rozwell. The last testing with the most recent update did well. It has 'shelf appeal' because the bottom looks different, but has a classic look when you set the club down. The Trabecular technology is something that can be marketed like 'Jailbreak Technology' or 'The Twist Face' technology. And it was designed by a college student and golf companies are always trying to find ways to appeal to the younger market.
Golf Channel just screwed that up. Announced you could pick up the Cortex via Revolution Golf about 5 minutes before Tim announced it. Whoops.
Holy Moses wrote:
Wow I actually never saw the popup ad for the Cortex on the show in real time before Tim Clarke announced the winner. I had to go back and watch it again. How do you mess that up?
Interesting how the show is going. I for one never took to the first running of the show but the second season actually hold some merit that that is probably what a lot of the other companies do when it comes to research and development. Good for Wilson to actually show how many good ideas can fall flat on its face while others are take fire with of course a lot of PR and some Pga tour players having them in their bag. I could probably care less for either one but would not mind trying them.
just plain bill wrote:
What a screw up...somebody oughta get a reprimand for that gaff...ruined the announcement...
editing for this episode gave it away tbh.
Cobra F9 9* : Tour AD TP 7-S
Cobra LTD set at 16* : Tour AD TP 8-S
Cobra 3U set at 19.5* : Nippon Modus3 130-S
Wishon 565MC 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 130-S
Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon Modus3 130-S
Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"
I am curious on the take Rick Shiels will have and if he has any other bias towards the Wilson. I would assume he got paid for his input, etc. I wonder if Wilson has any stipulations on his youtube reviews and/or comparisons?
Anyone going to buy the Cortex?
What's the asking price?
Anyone going to buy the Cortex?